hi, my 02 silverado got a new starter motor and still wouldn't start. i thought the battery may be low so it was left charging. next morning i tried to start it and nothing. only difference is that it makes a clicking noise without the key being in the ignition and it sounds like it's coming from under the truck, not entirely sure what's going on. Any thoughts guys.

Asked by Feb 15, 2016 at 03:46 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT Extended Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced starter motor and fuel pump

2 Answers

Possible ignition issue in the steering column? That's my best guess.


Make sure all the wires are properly connected and clean. What did you replace the starter? Was it the same problem? Did you have the old starter tested before buying a new one? Like Tyler mentioned, it just may be the switch. Check the fuses also. When you turn on the switch, do you hear the solenoid click? Can you get it to turn over with a jump? If so, check the battery and battery connections. Most accessories will turn off when the switch is set to the start position. Do they still do that? If not, it may be the switch. Can you test the connection at the starter for power when you turn the switch to start? If you have power to the starter, you have a bad starter or bad connection. If the solenoid engages, pull the starter and check if it is making the proper connections to the flywheel. You may need to put shams on it.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Michael McGrail
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
350 Great Deals out of 29,396 listings starting at $2,795
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,765 Great Deals out of 155,976 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 2500
135 Great Deals out of 4,790 listings starting at $1,999
Used GMC Sierra 2500
3 Great Deals out of 108 listings starting at $5,999
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
158 Great Deals out of 17,885 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
456 Great Deals out of 38,177 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-150
2,319 Great Deals out of 189,659 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Sierra 1500
807 Great Deals out of 60,793 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
15 Great Deals out of 252 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet Silverado 3500
14 Great Deals out of 425 listings starting at $5,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
328 Great Deals out of 9,339 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
477 Great Deals out of 38,192 listings starting at $2,050

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.